7 Reasons To Rethink A Triptych

7 Reasons To Rethink A Triptych

Dabney Frake
Aug 4, 2015
(Image credit: All Roads Design)

A triptych photograph or painting is typically a series of three separate panels or frames that are traditionally hung side by side and together represent a larger composition. If you are sick of gallery walls, and can't afford one giant piece of art, give these triple threats a second glance.

Think outside the frame and don’t limit yourself to 2D prints and artwork. All Roads Design created this cascading woven triptych using materials from industrial denim mills. Here it's about the power of the number three as much as it's about the medium. (lead photo above)

(Image credit: Good Housekeeping)

It's easy to blow up a remarkable photo, cut into threes and frame for a dramatic focal point. Cheryl Eise used clip art and IKEA frames for this horse artwork. When broken up so, the large image becomes more interesting and dynamic than a single solid piece of artwork.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

A Beautiful Mess made these colorful geometric panels, which they were able to space out themselves to get the perfect width for hanging just above the bed.

(Image credit: Lindsay Tella)

Erin & Rob framed what looks like an oversized engineer print in thirds for their hallway. Since large artwork in custom-sized frames is pricey, this is an inexpensive way to make a large impact using three smaller budget frames.

(Image credit: Dans Le Lakehouse)

These three abstract paintings were done and hung by Tanya of Dans Le Lakehouse. Your eye moves from left to right across the images, and stays on the art longer than it would on one solid canvas. More impact!

(Image credit: Jenny Komenda)

Three pieces of leftover wallpaper becomes inexpensive art that take up a lot of real estate in this photo of Jenny Komenda's old Manhattan apartment.

(Image credit: Snow & Graham)

Snow & Graham first painted this series herself, then went on to make prints available for others. Hung vertically in a happy customer’s home, they look great on a narrow and tall wall.

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